Sasakawa Health Foundation


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Founded: 1974

SHF looks at leprosy as a complex of medical and social/human aspects. Initially it placed a greater emphasis on medical aspects offering cure to endemic countries worldwide. Since the mid-1990s it has been increasingly addressing social and human aspects of leprosy. SHF believes that a world without leprosy, free from stigma and discrimination, cannot be achieved unless the individuals cured of leprosy enjoy equal and full opportunities as constructive members of the community. SHF believes in empowerment of individuals, families and communities affected by leprosy, and supports projects to make them economically and socially independent and empowers them through better education and networking. Since 2003, a representative of people affected by Hansen’s disease has been a member of the SHF Council.

Contact information

5th Floor Nippon Zaidan Building, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

http://www.shf/or/jp 

+81/3 6229 5377

+81/3 6229 5388

hansen@shf.or.jp

Board members

Staff

Chair of the Board: Professor Etsuko Kita

President: Hideo Sato

Executive Director: Takahiro Nanri

Projects

Total number of projects: 14

Projects with partnerships: 14 with s

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 10

Africa

Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Nigeria (1)
  • Ethiopia (2)

Asia

Number of countries with projects in: 6

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • India (2)
  • Vietnam (1)
  • China (3)
  • Indonesia (1)
  • Philippines (1)
  • Japan (1)

South America

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Brazil (1)

Europe

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Spain (1)
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